More tech jobs coming to Midtown, Kemp announces

March 12, 2019 - Atlanta - Dematic will locate its headquarters at the Coda complex  in Midtown Atlanta. The  company will bring with it 230 jobs. T Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com

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March 12, 2019 - Atlanta - Dematic will locate its headquarters at the Coda complex  in Midtown Atlanta. The  company will bring with it 230 jobs. T Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com

Dematic plans $30 million headquarters

Global technology firm Dematic plans a $30 million headquarters in Midtown and will hire more than 230 workers, Gov. Brian Kemp’s office announced Wednesday.

The facility, to be housed in the CODA complex in Midtown Atlanta's Tech Square, will support operations in 27 countries. Dematic is a supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services. It employs more than 7,000 people worldwide.

“Technology is at the core of what we do,” Dematic president and CEO Hasan Dandashly said in a statement. “Establishing our headquarters in Atlanta reflects our commitment to remaining a world leader in technology and innovation in the supply chain solution space through industry 4.0.”

Statements from Kemp, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Metro Atlanta Chamber president and CEO Hala Moddelmog heralded the arrival.

“The world-class talent coming out of our universities and technology assets Midtown offers continue to make the city of Atlanta a top choice for global technology companies to locate their business,” Bottoms said. “The more than 230 jobs created through this move will provide new economic opportunities for more Atlantans.”

Kemp touted Georgia’s business-friendly climate.

“By providing businesses with world-class talent, accessibility to global markets, and broadband infrastructure, our state will continue to be a leader in attracting and supporting tech companies,” he said.

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March 19, 2019 - Atlanta - SK Innovation President and CEO Jun Kim, left, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Gov. Brian Kemp, and Jaewon Chey, SK Group Executive Vice Chairman, joined in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new battery factory in Jackson County Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com

March 19, 2019 - Atlanta - SK Innovation President and CEO Jun Kim, left, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Gov. Brian Kemp, and Jaewon Chey, SK Group Executive Vice Chairman, joined in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new battery factory in Jackson County Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com

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March 19, 2019 - Atlanta - SK Innovation President and CEO Jun Kim, left, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Gov. Brian Kemp, and Jaewon Chey, SK Group Executive Vice Chairman, joined in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new battery factory in Jackson County Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com

The move is the latest in a string of announcements impacting metro Atlanta. PVH Corp., parent company of apparel brands Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Speedo, announced last month it would open a new distribution center in south Fulton County and would hire 575 people. Also last month, Norfolk Southern held a ceremonial groundbreaking celebrating its new Midtown headquarters.

In northeast Georgia, Korean conglomerate SK Group recently announced plans to build a factory to supply batteries for electric vehicles in Jackson County and expects to hire 2,000 workers.